The Linux-based Android phone was aimed at emerging market customers, and has been tailored in a way that won't promote some of the key Google-developed features that a more traditional Android-powered phone might, these people said.
Three years ago, The Wall Street Journa says quite correctly, Nokia agreed to abandon the homegrown software used on most of its smartphones in favor of Microsoft Windows Phone software after Microsoft offered billions of dollars for marketing and development. Last year, the Finnish company agreed to sell its handset business to Microsoft, cementing that partnership.
We kan see that Android's share of the global smartphone market continues to climb, Nokia's new phone could signal that Microsoft is willing to be pragmatic, including relying on a bitter rival's software to help boost sales volumes.
Nobody is talking about nothing but the WSJ is an authoritative and usually wery reliable source of information.